Ibec Engineering & German Chamber; Doing Business in Germany

Date: 26th June 2018
Time: 10:30 - 12:30
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: German-Irish Chamber (DEinternational Ireland)
Address: 5 Fitzwilliam Street Upper
Dublin 2
Event details

Ibec Engineering & German Chamber; Doing Business in Germany

Ibec Engineering & German-Irish Chamber Event

Doing Business in Germany

German-Irish Chamber, 5 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, Dublin 2

26 June, 10:30-13:00

Free for Ibec members

Ibec's Engineering Network and the German Irish Chamber are delighted to jointly host an event covering financial aspects of doing business in Germany. The aim of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce is to connect and strengthen the bilateral economic relations between Ireland and Germany. This event has been organised to help companies understand aspects of doing business in Germany, including;

  • connecting Irish companies and organisations with German counterparts for partnership and sales opportunities;
  • organising trade missions from and to Germany that your members may well be interested to take part including the Duesseldorf Messe (Trade Fair);
  • supporting Irish companies when they are looking for a subsidiary in Germany in terms of FDI grants and tax, legal and accounting support and
  • connecting with the State of Bavaria (12m Population) to connect Bavarian Clusters with Irish associations, centres of excellence and universities.

The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce is one of more than 130 offices in 90 countries, covering 99% of Germany’s foreign trade organisations, represents over 300 Members and Organisations in Ireland/Germany with a network of 2.500 people, who have a common interest in the German Irish business relationship. DEinternational Ireland is the consultancy wing of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce and offers several business services for Irish and German companies. Clients of DEinternational come from all sectors in Ireland and Germany, be it start-up to SMEs to multinational enterprises. Services include:

  • Market Entry Services
  • Business Partner Search
  • Tax & Legal Consulting
  • Company Formation Services
  • Market Research
  • Trade Missions
  • German Trade Fair Representation
  • Event Management
  • Recruitment

Key Benefits of our Tax, Legal and Accounting services for Irish companies entering the German market


  • Set up of employee and monthly payroll
  • Advice on pensions, tax credit and cross border workers
  • Calculation of tax reliefs

Tax Service:

  • Advice on all tax heads
  • Registration for tax and filing of tax returns
  • Application for refunds of withholding taxes


  • Monthly book keeping and management accounting
  • Company secretarial services and compliance
  • Preparation and submission of year end accounts

 Key benefits for Market Entry services

  • Gain a foothold in the German market with DEinternational Ireland
  • Get access to new markets - with the aim of creating or increasing our clients export sales and to meet frontline trading partners, experts, consultants and decision makers
  • Have access to up-to-date market information such as hot topics to our clients relevant industry and profit from our research service
  • Benefit from our extensive network and use our diverse marketing media to promote our clients company on our webpage, social media or through mailings
  • Tailored market entry programme
  • We support SME's as well as well-experienced large enterprises in entering the German market
  • Our tailored market entry services are a turnkey package that offers companies individual assistance in gaining a foothold in a business sector in Germany, Ireland and/or worldwide
  • The service is completely tailored to the company's requirements - they can chose between our full package the individual market sales drive or chose from our diverse comprehensive services - just the one that fits best to their case


Ronan Harbison is the Deputy CEO and Commercial Director of the German-Irish Chamber of industry and Commerce. His experience spans the entrepreneurial, SME and multinational space and he is responsible for developing trade through business and governmental networks. In the last 15 years he achieved increased value through revenue in corporate networking, drinks / food distribution, hospitality and tourism. During this time he has held senior management roles in business development, marketing and events. Through his previous experiences in business, including working as part of an SME and Multinationals he can draw on a significant network and cross-industry experience.

Patrick Bamming is the Head of Tax / Legal affairs of the German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce. He is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser in Ireland and also holds a German University degree (Diplom Kaufmann). Patrick, for the last 17 years, has worked as a consultant for all tax and legal queries and is part of the DEinternational team of the German-Irish Chamber for more than 10 years, serving and assisting more than 120 clients.

Sinead Keogh, Ibec's Medtech & Engineering Sector Director

Sinead assumed the position of Director of the Ibec’s newly formed Medtech and Engineering Sectors in February 2015. Sinead’s role encompasses responsibility for; the Irish Medical Devices Association (IMDA), which has been rebranded to Irish Medtech Association, of which she has been Director since July 2013, having previously worked at the Association since 2005. She also has overall responsibility for the Plastics, Aerospace, Engineering and Forestry sectors. A number of Government Funded Networks fall under her remit as Director of Medtech & Engineering including; The Irish Medtech Association Skillnet, The Internet of Medical Things Skillnet, First Polymer Training Skillnet, Irish Medtech Association Springboard+, Ibec Manufacturing Apprenticeship programme and Ibec Polymer Technology Apprenticeship Programme.


For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser:
Sinead Keogh, Tel: +353 1 605 1538

Per delegate: ** Free **
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